Drop-in Exploration for Curious Tykes

Every Wednesday and Friday, 10 – 11 a.m.

YOUTH PROGRAMS

The Wildflower Center’s youth classes and programs are great for kids that love to learn about nature and the outdoors. Our environmental education programs range from formal classes to summer camps and informal weekly “nature play” programs.

Upcoming Events › Youth Programs

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August 2018

Sprouts

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly, Wednesday & Friday, 10-11 a.m.
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Bring your little wildflowers to the Center for our weekly preschool program (ages 3-5).

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Nature Play Hour

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until August 25, 2018

Children playing at Discovery Bin

Native plants are important and fascinating at any age! Join a nature-play guide for a fun, plant-themed activity.

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September 2018

Fire & Water Walk (NEW)

September 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 9, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on November 13, 2018 at 11:00am

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free
Prescribed fire is one way to recreate the patchy, diverse environment that existed before human interference. PHOTO Lee Clippard

On this tour of the gardens and natural areas, discover how fire and water are used in managing plants and landscapes at the Wildflower Center. Learn about our impressive rain catchment system and cisterns and visit the research plots where prescribed burns are conducted. Free with admission to the gardens.

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Dog Days of Fall

September 15
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One event on September 16, 2018 at 12:00am

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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We can’t accommodate pups at the Center on a regular basis, but we do love those wagging tails and slobbery tongues! So we’ve carved out a weekend for fur + flowers. Grab your canine bestie and head our way for fun, fur-baby-friendly activities.

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Austin Museum Day

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free
Father and daughter explore the world from atop the Observation Tower.

Join us for activities all over the Center with story time, presentations, demonstrations and tours throughout the day. Free admission.

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Nature Creations: Bracelets

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free
Mom and child at Sprouts

Nature is full of treasures and gems - why not wear a wildflower watch or a berry-bead bracelet? Go on a  discovery walk; observe the shapes, colors and textures of the season; and create a fun craft.

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Field Trips

The Wildflower Center is perfect for class and youth group field trips

Guided Tours

Guided tours are an ideal way to get the most of a Wildflower Center experience